In June 2013, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced plans to license electronic cigarettes as medicines by 2016. The decision has been prompted by growing concern about the safety and quality of these unlicensed products and the varying nicotine content compared to the label on the packaging. The overall aims are to impose quality standards, advertising restrictions and possibly age restrictions by 2016 which will mean that high-quality products can be made available to help support smokers reduce their smoking and to eventually quit.
As some people find electronic cigarettes useful in cutting down and stopping smoking the decision has been made not to ban electronic cigarettes now, but to work towards having products that are safe and effective. By 2016, all electronic cigarettes will have to meet the safety, quality and efficiency requirements of a medicine and meet the same standards as nicotine gum and patches.
Weldricks Pharmacy have made the decision to continue to sell electronic cigarettes as it is clear they are a popular product and we would rather customers have the opportunity to buy them from a registered pharmacy premises or website where help and support is available to assist with smoking cessation. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure we only sell quality products.
Nicolites produce a range of realistic electronic cigarettes. Each consists of an LED light that glows when being used, like a conventional cigarette, a battery, a cartomiser, which contains the nicotine and atomiser. The atomiser turns liquid into vapour, which gives the visual effect of a real cigarette. Each cartomiser lasts for approximately 20 conventional cigarettes.
Regardless of the strength you choose, you’re certain to experience significant health benefits. Since electronic cigarettes like the Nicolite contain no tobacco, they’re not subject to the smoking ban and can be used anywhere — indoors or outdoor*. Finally, e cigs can be as much as 75% less expensive than conventional cigarettes.
Whether you choose the disposable or rechargeable model, it’s important to know that the Nicolite cigarette looks very similar to a tobacco cigarette. It’s also been carefully designed to deliver an authentic simulation of the smoking experience, but without all the shortcomings. In addition, Nicolites contain none of the 4000 known toxic chemicals and substances found in tobacco smoke. Nicolite even has an extremely realistic appearance, right down to the red, glowing tip.
Weldricks Pharmacy offers a wide range of Nicolites products, from the disposable electronic cigarettes, to each individual piece for a rechargeable one. We offer a range of 4 different strengths and 3 different flavours, so there is sure to be a product to suit your needs.
If you’re new to Nicolites, you might benefit from the Starter Pack, which consists of:
- 1 rechargeable battery
- 1 high strength cartomiser
- 1 medium strength cartomiser
- 1 USB charger
*Use of Electronic Cigarettes in private areas will be a decision made by site owner’